Alvi for promoting quality education

President asked HEC to adopt a cooperative approach and enhance communication with universities


APP June 15, 2021
President Dr Arif Alvi. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD:

There is a need to educate students about the latest technological trends in order to meet requirements of the fourth industrial revolution, said President Dr Arif Alvi.

Speaking at a briefing delivered by LUMS Rector Shahid Hussain at the Aiwan-e-Sadr on Monday, he called for promoting research-oriented and innovation-based quality education in universities to overcome the scientific and technological challenges faced by the country.

The president underlined the need for the promotion of online education, terming it cost-effective and accessible for students belonging to far-flung areas and under-privileged sections of society.

He urged the universities to initiate steps to encourage e-learning as it played an instrumental role in ensuring continuity of education during the Covid-19 pandemic.

He highlighted the need for increased collaboration among the universities to share their expertise for promoting quality education based on research and innovation.

The president asked HEC to adopt a cooperative approach and enhance communication with the universities to help address their issues.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 15h, 2021.

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